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Should I Take Dapsone If I Have Aids

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Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

... What Is Dapsone? Why Do People With HIV Take Dapsone? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Dapsone Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Dapsone React With Other Drugs? What Is Dapsone? Dapsone is an antibiotic drug. It is sold as Dapsone or Avlosulfon.
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Expiratioin of Dapsone

Greetings again doc. Thanks for all your help in the past questions I've had. Ok, so I had to go off of my HAART, Truvada and Lexiva because of stomach issues, but that has been resolved thankfully. CD4's are in the 100's and VL of 30,000. Question...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. I would advise not taking expired medications.2. As you have no history of allergy to Bactrim, I would advise you fill the prescription and take it as directed. The overall risk of drug allergy to Bactrim remains small.3. I agree you need... Read more »

Dapsone & Septrin

Hello,My current Cd4 count is around 174 and I have recently been taking Dapsone for 10 day just to prevent pcp before I start my anti-HIV medication in a few days. I have previously taken Septrin which I had a nasty rash and also have just had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you had a "nasty rash" as a result of taking Septra and Dapsone does not mean you will have a similar reaction to your anti-HIV meds, as these are very different compounds. Talk to your HIV specialist about your concerns. You can also learn about... Read more »

allergic reaction

Been hiv since 1988, no medication and never been sick until this year (May) when I was diagnosed with cryptococos meningitis. Left hospital after two weeks. On my way home, Dr. put me on flucanozole, zithromax and dapsone since I could not...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...case is complex and difficult for me to answer in a brief fashion. Without question, and I can't emphasize it enough, you need HIV medication ASAP. That will get you CD4 cells back quickly and greatly improve your immune status. You absolutely... Read more »

Donepezil (Aricept) continued use for ADC

I have a question about Donepezil, (Aricept) for Aids Dementia Complex patients. Will they always need to take this medication, or is it subject to decreases in their viral load/increases in their T-Cells, (like Dapsone or other preventative...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...AIDS dementia is often (but not always) reversible when the person is treated with effective antiretroviral therapy. Aricept is under Read more »
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Effects of Atovaquone (A) Versus Dapsone (D) in the Prevention of PCP for Patients Intolerant to Trimetheoprim-Sulfa

...Dr. Wafaa el-Sadr of Harlem Hospital, reported on the behalf of theCommunity Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS and the AIDS ClinicalTrials Group about the use of Atovaquone (A) versus Dapsone (D) in theprevention of PCP for patients... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...cancer patients with weakened immune systems. In 1985 a small study showed that these drugs would also prevent PCP in people with AIDS. The drugs used to treat PCP include TMP/SMX, dapsone, pentamidine, and atovaquone. TMP/SMX (Bactrim or... Read more »
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Pneumonias

... Pneumonia and HIV HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . Pneumocystis carinii (or jiroveci )... Read more »
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... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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Not good test results...

Posted by BeerMe30, 2 Replies
...After about 4-5 weeks of waiting for lab results, I found out I have a highly resistant form of HIV. Not much room for error. Hopefully my HIV doesn't become resistant to the meds. I am taking Truvada, Intelence, Norvir and Read more »

I AM AT WITS END WITH PCP PREVENTION

Posted by southerncharm, 1 Reply
...discover that I'm allergic to sulfabiotics; finding out the hard way was not fun. I switched to Dapsone and within a week I had hives again, at that point I decided to switch doctors because I was also dealing with a syphillis infection which I... Read more »

Working Together

Posted by southerncharm, 2 Replies
I have been on this site since august when i first found out about my diagnosis. I have gotten some sound advice and been able to talk to me ear off when needed, but today was different. It didn't make me angry just said. Its important for me that... Read more »

need some help

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
...hello all, recently, I just received my HIV lab result. My viral load is about 1.492 and CD 4 around 34 % of CD 3 and 349 uL is that a good number? anyone of you think Read more »